a delicate crochet lace shawl

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As the days lengthen and warm, this transition piece adds understated elegance while taking the edge off air conditioning too optimistic for the current temperature.

Named in honor of Lynn Conway and her VLSI microelectronics design revolution (with Carver Mead). She forever changed computer science with this paradigm shift.

While I’ve focused on software for my entire career, the design offers a nod to her rapid prototyping process.

The stitch pattern is comprised of a simple five-stitch chain anchored with a single crochet, providing a rhythm to work and a standard stitch as the design foundation. To add interest, there are short intervals with picots.

Lorna’s Laces variegated and speckled yarns are highlighted in this shawl, and while designed in two similar hues, it looks forward to your experimentation.

The piece could be stunning all in the same colourway or even working the entire 13 row repeat before switching yarn. If you do mix it up, please remember that you may require additional yardage.

Looking to purchase from outside the US? This design is also available at lovecrafts and payhip.

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Additional information

Suggested Yarn

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 435 yards/398 meters per 100 gram skein)
Color A: Aslan, 1 (1) skein, Color B: Owen, 1 (1) skein


foundation single crochet, single crochet, half-double crochet.


US size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook

Finished Measurements

17in/43cm wide x 66 (82)in/167.5 (208)cm long

Sizes Available

Petite (Regular) Petite is shown


In stitch pattern: 4 (sc, ch 5) groups wide and 8.5 long = 4in/10cm blocked


tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (optional)